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Chanukah Croquembouche

Chanukah Croquembouche

As a young Jewish kid, I regularly saw gorgeous photos of towering croquembouche (What’s the plural of croquembouche? Croquembouches? Croquembi? Anyways!), but since they aren’t a traditional Jewish dessert, I never got to try one. Well, today, I’m changing that forever! I’ve taken the beautiful traditions of Chanukah food and combined them with the method and aesthetic of croquembouche, which means, I doughnut-fied it. Instead of the traditional choux pastry to make cream puffs, I’ve fried up a few dozen doughnut holes! Then, I use a high quality store-bought jam to fill and assemble mini doughnut hole pyramids before drizzling them with even MORE jam and a generous dusting of powdered sugar. You know what’s better than one doughnut hole? SEVEN! And you know what’s better than a giant croquembouche that you have to share? A mini, personal one that you can eat all to yourself! These are perfect for entertaining throughout the winter holidays, and if you celebrate Christmas, give doughnut holes a try in your croquembouche instead of choux pastry. Happy Personal Dessert Season and Happy Chanukah!

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